By A Correspondent- Police in the Midlands province are investigating a case of suspected murder after a 17-year-old boy allegedly stabbed a fellow juvenile, also aged 17, with an okapi knife following a misunderstanding.
Provincial police spokesperson Inspector Emmanuel Mahoko yesterday confirmed the incident, which occurred in Gokwe last Saturday.
“The Zimbabwe Republic Police is investigating a case of murder, where a 17-year-old juvenile was found dead next to Dumezweni village near Nyaje Business Centre in Gokwe,” Mahoko said.
“The boy was found with a stab wound on his back.”
Mahoko said on August 28, the now-deceased, Meli Mlilo, was coming from a beer drink at Nyaje Business Centre in the company of his friends.
Mlilo had a misunderstanding with the suspect, Leon Moyo, over an undisclosed matter.
According to Mahoko, Moyo allegedly drew an okapi knife and stabbed Mlilo once on the back.
Mlilo, bleeding profusely, went back to Nyaje Business Centre to seek help, but collapsed along the way and died.
The deceased’s body was discovered by a passer-by the following morning before a police report was made.